India’s First Design University Launched

Avantika University is India’s first design university.

An MIT Pune initiative, Avantika is conceived and envisioned by Professor Vishwanath D. Karad, Founder, Executive President & Managing Trustee, Maharashtra Academy of Engineering Education and Research (MAEER), Pune.

With an objective of resetting the learning pedagogy, Avantika introduces a unique academic structure that will help create the next generation of Design thinkers and Knowledge leaders to drive innovation. It is with prominence to synthesis over analysis.

This endeavour is mentored by eminent educationist Dr Sanjay Dhande – Former Director IIT Kanpur and supported by a team of passionate design & engineeringprofessionals and academicians.

Spread over 50-acre state-of-art green campus at Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, Avantika will provide the much-needed excellence push in higher education.

Ujjain was home to liberal minds from Indian culture, including great poet Kalidas, philosopher Maharishi Ved Vyas, and Guru Sandipani.

Beginning 2017, Avantika will offer bachelor and master programs in design.